The basic concepts taught in Physics 101 or Intro to English Lit might have gone largely unchanged for several years, but make no mistake: there are massive changes occurring within the textbook and course materials landscape.
With new expectations from students, faculty, and administrators, paired with advances in technology, course materials have transformed, disrupting the status quo. When it comes to how students obtain and interact with their course materials and how faculty and administrators adopt and distribute this content, the university bookstore is at the forefront of this disruption.
With more universities transitioning to an online or hybrid bookstore from a traditional physical bookstore, many educators want to understand what’s driving this change and what this means for their university and student success.
Here are 5 key benefits that show online bookstores are an opportunity, not a challenge, for university revenue, student success, and faculty satisfaction.